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Who We Are

Our Team

Pastor Harvey Drake

Senior Pastor

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Harvey and Andrea married in 1977 and have two adult sons Rigael and Terren. They moved from the San Francisco Bay area to Seattle in 1984. Pastor Harvey committed his life to Christ in 1974 and in 1975 he felt God calling him into full-time ministry. In 1979 he began full-time ministry with Youth for Christ in Oakland, CA. Upon moving to Seattle Pastor Harvey became the Rainier Valley/Central District Area Director for Young Life. In 1987 he founded Emerald City Outreach Ministries (now Urban Impact) and subsequently Emerald City Bible Fellowship. In addition to serving as the Pastor of ECBF, Pastor Harvey also serves in the following roles:

•President of Urban Impact: Responsible for Vision and Fundraising

•Board Member, Covenant Retirement Communities

•Board of Trustees, Seattle Pacific University

•Board Member, Reach the Nation Nepa

Erin McIntosh

Director of Ministry and Operations

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Erin was first introduced to ECBF at a fundraiser for Urban Impact (then Emerald City Outreach Ministries) in 1995. Inspired by the mission and vision of ECOM she started teaching in the Summer Academy program and attending ECBF. In 2013, after serving as a High School English teacher for many years in the Rainier Valley/Beacon Hill area Erin felt called to serve full time at ECBF. Erin is passionate about helping the children of God receive God's love, identify their gifts and serve together in community. She also still loves teaching, being outdoors and cooking... often with her husband, David, family or friends.

Louie Praseuth

Youth Pastor

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In addition to serving as ECBF’s beloved Youth Pastor, Louie is a community leader who has been facilitating youth identity development, professional development and arts ministry for 15 years. He started and leads The Good Foot Arts Collective that provides safe space for youth to develop artistic expression for future leadership. Louie is married to May and together they are raising Louie, Jr., Keo and Makai.

Aaron Norman

Worship Director

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Aaron Norman grew up singing in church choirs. Aaron moved to Seattle in the fall of 2013 to complete his studies in music at Cornish College of the Arts. In 2015 Aaron attained his B.M. in vocal performance. Aaron has a deep passion for music, community, and worshiping God and has been blessed with opportunities to sing and worship around the world. He also enjoys hiking, jam sessions, and traveling to new places.

Tyra Griffith

Children's Ministry Pastor

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Mike Neinaber

Community Development and Outreach Director

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Mike and his wife, Ashley, moved back to Seattle with their two boys in 2013 and began attending Emerald City Bible Fellowship. Shortly after, Mike began working for Urban Impact. Mike has been working in Christian community development since 2004 and has a heart for the work of restoration and reconciliation in Rainier Valley. Mike is passionate about building Christ-centered, diverse and healthy community through the local church and sharing the love of Christ through relationship. Mike also loves spending time with my family, working on projects, sports, coffee and eating.

Katrina Mendoza

Administrative Assistant

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Katrina grew up in the Phillipines and moved to the US when she was 17.

Upon moving to Seattle four years ago she began a quest to find a diverse church community to belong to. Through the staff at Rainier Health and Fitness (a cousin ministry located next door to the church) she was introduced to Emerald City Bible Fellowship. Katrina started attending ECBF two years ago and loved the community, diversity and philosophy of the church. She now works as ECBF's Administrative Assistant and Communications Specialist and loves serving our neighbors. When not working, Katrina likes to explore the Pacific Northwest through hiking, performance arts and eating at new and different places. Katrina is also currently working on her AA in Early Childhood Education.

Debbie Leonard


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Debbie has been a member of Emerald City Bible Fellowship since 1992. She and her husband, who teaches at a local elementary school, have been living in the neighborhood, with their three children, for over 26 years. Her interests stretch far beyond working with numbers. Being passionate about helping people follow Jesus, she currently serves as a volunteer leader in the youth ministry. She enjoys tennis, casual biking, long walks with others, studying the Bible, and playing piano and guitar.

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